Despite a growing number of digital research tools, the potential of Digital Humanities (DH), the intersection of the humanities and computing, has certainly not been fully exploited yet. Henrike Rudolph, a member of the Graduate Programme “China in Germany, Germany in China” at the University of Hamburg, has recently started a new blog to highlight methods and approaches of DH in the field of Chinese studies.
In three sections she introduces not only useful tools for language learning and historical research, such as MARKUS, the Chinese Text Project or the China Biographical Database Project, but also relevant full-text databases for different historical periods as well as a selection of online research initiatives, such as the MCLC Resource Center at Ohio State University or the international research network The PRC History Group.
In addition, the blog presents Henrike Rudolph’s own research, such as her recently completed project on vocational education in Sino-German history, and provides a substantial reading list on the many different facets of Sino-German history.
This new blog will be a very valuable resource for established scholars as well as undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the historical relations between the Chinese-speaking and the German-speaking world and the exciting new possibilities of Digital Sinology.